Free Netflix rival filled with Christmas movies launches on millions of TVs across the UK in latest big upgrade | The Sun

THE countdown to Christmas is on and a popular network has launched its very own streaming service filled with festive movies for free.

Freeview Play and Youview box owners will finally be able to access the service at no cost.

It first launched in May via red button but now the full player is available.

So you'll find the app alongside other big name streaming services on your box.

The GREAT! network of channels includes GREAT! Movies, GREAT! Action, GREAT! Romance and GREAT! TV as well as the most recent popup channel GREAT! Christmas.

Channel owners Narrative Entertainment promise "an array of star-studded Hollywood movies, fast-paced action films, love stories and nostalgic series".

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Aside from Christmas cheer there are a load of well-known TV series available to catch on the platform too.

These include Murder, She Wrote, Diagnosis Murder and M*A*S*H.

The have well-known movie titles such as Bewitched starring Nicole Kidman, and The Expendables with Sylvester Stallone.

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If you're looking for more Christmas on your TV, there have been some other recent launches to check out.

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Samsung TV owners will find some extra festive channels available for free via streaming.

And this week, the NOW Xmas music channel launched on Sky Q number 361.

Freeview viewers can access it via the Channelbox portal on channel 271.

The channel temporarily replaces the Now 70s channel.

How to cut streaming bills with top FREE TV

Netflix, Disney+ and Amazon Prime don’t come cheap – and year on year subscription costs seem to go up.

Fortunately there are loads of free streaming TV alternatives not everyone knows about.

And we're not just talking about BBC iPlayer and ITVX.

Here are some free alternatives worth trying:

  • Hidden streamed channels on your TV from Samsung and LG
  • Pluto TV with more than 100 extra channels
  • Amazon's free alternative Freevee
  • The free streaming service with more than 30,000 movies and no ads – and all you need is a library card

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